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A ridge of high pressure will extend across the United Kingdom from the southwest today. This will decline during Thursday as low pressure moves into the north.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time in north, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate in southeast, rough or very rough becoming moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in southeast, moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing south for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West becoming variable then southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable mainly westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 occasionally 6 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, backing westerly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North backing west, 3 or 4 increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly, 3 or 4 increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 occasionally 6 for a time in north, veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in north, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 occasionally 6 for a time, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly 4 or 5 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6 veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 to 4, backing west for a time late afternoon, decreasing 2 to 3 after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 3, very soon backing west, increasing 3 to 4 in the afternoon them southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the afternoon and evening.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

  • Wind

    Southwesterly becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly 4 or 5 for a time in south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate becoming occasionally slight.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul